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Bilingual Children Learning Letters, Colors

I recently heard from a mom who had a question about her child’s ability to learn letters and colors since she is raising her bilingual: Hi Sherry, I have a small concern and I was wondering if you could help.  … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Successful Speech Therapy

Having worked in the public and private schools for over 20 years, and now in private practice, I still feel like I am going back to school in September. I remember getting all the class lists, schedules, changes in schedules … Continue reading

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Introducing Kid’s Pretend Play with a Kitchen

Little Caroline got her first pretend kitchen this weekend. Her saavy mom bought a Step 2 Kitchen on Craig’s List for a bargain and little chef Caroline has been busy every since. Mom and Dad have provided some “real” food … Continue reading

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Getting Parents Involved in Speech Therapy

Part of the value of the therapy  is that I get the parents involved. I want the fastest progress possible and I know that if I can get the parents on board, talking and using the techniques I do with … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like a Good Mocha

As you know, I am a firm believer in hard work as well as vacations. I love working with my little clients but also enjoy a break. Last week I made a trip to California to see my family. After … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Talk Helps Kids’ Social Skills

According to a CNN report, research in the United Kingdom, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council “found that children whose mothers talked to them about people’s feelings, beliefs, wants and intentions developed better social understanding than children whose mothers … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poetry Resources for Home and Speech Therapy

Well, we are winding up a month of celebrating poetry and I have enjoyed every bit of it! Clever poems teach the rhythm of language, rhyme, humor and condensing ideas into clever language.  I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

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Cute Vests for Sensory Integration Input

Finally,we have a fun way to provide the sensory input that some children need to calm their systems while promoting creative play. Funandfunction.com, provides resources for therapeutic play and education, Children three years old and up can dress up as … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces

NPR ran an article about a new DVD produced in Britain called “The Transporters,” designed to teach children with autism to look at faces (like the happy baby face) and recognize emotions. With funding from the government, a team of … Continue reading

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More Doggone Good Halloween Books

I just had to share my buddy, Oreo, with you. He’s not my dog but I grew up with Boston Terriers so he just makes me laugh. He’s a really good sport and half human so a Halloween costume is … Continue reading

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